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sockster Jul 20, 2010 02:49 PM

Someplace casual, someplace wonderful, someplace with local fresh food. Price not an issue but would like a "can't miss" meal for our one night in Boston. Where should we go. Price is not an issue! Thanks

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    Madrid Jul 21, 2010 03:00 PM

    I also recommend Oleana in Cambridge and Neptune Oyster.

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    Neptune Oyster
    63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

    Oleana
    134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

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      itryalot Jul 20, 2010 07:28 PM

      Although we are going to Coppa when we visit, I don't think you should. All the casual Batali places serve the same, if not better (menu looking) dishes. We will be heading also to Neptune Oyster; not sure something like that is in NYC. I have seen Oyster Bars, but that seems unique.

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      Neptune Oyster
      63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

      Coppa
      253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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        evaingaus Jul 21, 2010 10:43 AM

        I love LOVE Neptune Oyster. It is seriously delicious. The no reservations part is annoying, but I just get there early, give my name and number, and go grab a drink somewhere near by.

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        Neptune Oyster
        63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

      2. melpy Jul 20, 2010 05:43 PM

        I thought Oleana in Cambridge was fabulous and fun.

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        Oleana
        134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

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          Bob Dobalina Jul 21, 2010 10:29 AM

          Oleana, Hungry Mother, Ten Tables (either location)

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          Hungry Mother
          Cambridge, MA, Cambridge, MA

          Oleana
          134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

          Ten Tables
          5 Craigie Circle, Cambridge, MA 02138

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          Madrid Jul 20, 2010 04:01 PM

          where are you from? what do you already have at home so we can talk about what you'd get here you can't get at home?

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            sockster Jul 20, 2010 04:24 PM

            From NYC. Can get it all...just want a great meal for our night in Boston. Thanks

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              justbeingpolite Jul 20, 2010 04:34 PM

              O Ya is better than Sushi by Gari, IMO, if that comparison helps.

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                hcbk0702 Jul 20, 2010 05:01 PM

                Yep, O Ya is better than Sushi of Gari. It's very pricey, but it seems to be the de facto choice for a blowout meal in Boston. I'd probably skip Menton; you can get much better French food in NYC at that kind of price point. I'll also echo the Craigie suggestion.

                If you're looking for something more casual (in price and atmosphere) and actually local, Neptune Oyster is great for fresh, New England-style seafood. IMO, it's much better than Pearl Oyster Bar, Mary's Fish Camp etc. in NYC. However, they don't take reservations.

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                Neptune Oyster
                63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

                Menton
                354 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

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                  cambridgedoctpr Jul 20, 2010 05:34 PM

                  also what about clio?

          2. Beachowolfe Jul 20, 2010 03:11 PM

            There's nothing "can't miss" about Tamarind Bay.

            I'll throw Coppa in

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            Tamarind Bay
            75 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138

            Coppa
            253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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              cambridgedoctpr Jul 20, 2010 03:18 PM

              tamarind bay lunches are nothing special.

              is coppa really good; i have searched for the great italian restaurant and wonder if it exists in the US.

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                Beachowolfe Jul 20, 2010 03:23 PM

                You're gonna need a new thread here... does CH have a shit-stirring emoticon? HAHA.

                coppa is good, I've never been to Italy so I can't really comment on the authenticity. But the food is exciting and the atmosphere is casual. I don't think I'd put it in the "can't miss" group if the "casual" request wasn't made.

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                  Alcachofa Jul 21, 2010 07:36 AM

                  Oh, brother.

                2. re: Beachowolfe
                  justbeingpolite Jul 20, 2010 03:19 PM

                  O Ya? Certainly fresh, local (?) food. Pricey, but casual.
                  2nd Craigie.
                  Menton?

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                  O Ya
                  9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111

                  Menton
                  354 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

                3. melanita Jul 20, 2010 03:04 PM

                  I would recommend going to Henrietta's Table in Harvard Square. It has a nice casual atmosphere but the chef prepares local and season food perfectly. Also, it's in Harvard Square so you can look around there and maybe grab a drink at Russell House, a new hotspot in the square afterward.

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                  Henrietta's Table
                  One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA 02138

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                    scratchie Jul 21, 2010 08:12 AM

                    I've always found Henrietta's to be kind of "meh" and I always leave hungry.

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                      BobB Jul 21, 2010 10:21 AM

                      Agreed, Henrietta's is OK but nothing special. For a one-night-only memorable meal in an informal atmosphere I'll throw my vote in for Craigie on Main.

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                      Craigie on Main
                      853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

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                    cambridgedoctpr Jul 20, 2010 03:03 PM

                    how about craigie on main in cambridge near MIT? Or Tamarind Bay in harvard square?

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                    Tamarind Bay
                    75 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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